To the poetry writers out there... Why do you write poetry?

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  1. nwolf93 profile image75
    nwolf93posted 5 years ago

    To the poetry writers out there... Why do you write poetry?

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  2. donnah75 profile image95
    donnah75posted 5 years ago

    I wrote a hub awhile back that answersthis question for me.  You can find it here: http://donnah75.hubpages.com/hub/Poetry … e-and-Heal

    I do think that every poet might answer this question in a slightly different way though.

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I will check that hub out. I agree, every poet will answer in different ways. That's what is so awesome about writing and one's creative mind!

  3. Diana Lee profile image82
    Diana Leeposted 5 years ago

    Poetry for me is a release of emotional stress.  It is extremely helpful for dealing with grief when poetry is written with thoughts of the loved one passed on.  I have written many memorial poems. I have also written poems about people I admire and let them see the poem in a personal greetings not found in a regular greeting card. You'd be amazed how much they like getting these special notes.

    Poetry can be another way of story telling. Ballads, jingles and song lyrics are stories in the form of poetry. Funny, serious or emotional words bring to light what you are feeling in your heart. If you wrote it or another did the results are the same if you can relate to what is being said.

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it!

  4. Tom Rubenoff profile image92
    Tom Rubenoffposted 5 years ago

    We see because light (energy) ricochets randomly as it is reflected by objects (matter) and thereby creates an 'image' (manifestation of light energy) upside down (relative to perception) inside our eye organ (matter) that converted to information that is transmitted by electrical impulses (energy) to our brain organ (matter) where it is named and categorized through the interaction of more electrical impulses (energy).  The brain can then use the voice or pen to express what it has "seen." This process occurs uniquely in each individual. 

    Therefore, when one puts into words the images they have witnessed, they are voicing (or writing) a unique point of view.  This point of view is expressed in words. 

    Words represent thoughts, but thoughts are unique whereas words are not.  Therefore something more than words is necessary in order to express the unique perspective inherent to each human. 

    That 'something' is poetry.

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      very detailed answer Tom. thank you!

  5. Nellieanna profile image79
    Nellieannaposted 5 years ago

    Let me refer to the classic movie about ballet, "The Red Shoes", in which Boris Lermontov, the dance master, asks Victoria Page, the young dancer, "Why do you dance?" 
    She replies with her own question: "Why do you breathe?"
    He's startled, but replies, "Because I must!" 
    She calmly says that it is the same with her and dancing.

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "Because I must!" - I agree. Thank you for your feedback!

  6. Man of Strength profile image78
    Man of Strengthposted 5 years ago

    I love to express myself through rhyme. I also love to create characters and scenarios in my poetry. It stimulates my creativity.

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      definitely man I agree.

  7. Shyron E Shenko profile image82
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 5 years ago

    I like to write poems you see,
    and make words that Rhyme but that is just me.
    When I see someone who is sad and blue
    I think, "I'll write a poem for you"
    not just any old words won't do
    But words to take away the hurt from you!

    Poems are fun. Poems are usually kind.
    Do you see what I mean?

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nice creativity right there! thank you!

  8. Erin Wilson profile image60
    Erin Wilsonposted 5 years ago

    I write poetry because I'm a VERY wordy person. When I feel or think about something sometimes it becomes sort of a "movie" in my head, sticks in there, and unless I write it out it will either become deeper engrained or I become obsessed with it. I do not always write because I want to or because if like to. I write because something in me needs to. Its a compulsion. I guess the best way to describe it is; when a person is deeply frightened, they run. When I feel something or have story in my head I HAVE to write it.

    1. Lee Tea profile image90
      Lee Teaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you there in your first sentence.  I write full articles and reports, but they're technically and thoroughly worded, making it hard for many to follow.  When I have one idea I want to convey succinctly, I use poetry - it's pleasing to read.

  9. rexy profile image63
    rexyposted 5 years ago

    Poetry is like an Art,
    Poetry come from the
    Heart!

  10. cebutouristspot profile image75
    cebutouristspotposted 5 years ago

    Writing poetry for me is a private thing that I keep for myself.  Its for me to channel my emotion.

    Well they are not that good but that is not my intention but for me to channel raw emotion and relax myself smile

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. Writing to channel one's emotion and find a release is honestly the very first reason one should begin to write poetry. A person should write to help themselves!

  11. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Because I must.  There are times when there is no other way to express what is within than with poetic utterance.  A poet sees life through a poetic lens.  What we don't write on paper, we express in thought and form. Most of what I write is in journals.  It's there because I want it close to me.  If I share it, it now belongs to the reader.

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. "I must" write poetry too. Poetry keeps me sane. Thank you for your feedback.

  12. Accidental Writer profile image80
    Accidental Writerposted 5 years ago

    Because I am not good enough to write something longer.........

  13. vocalcoach profile image97
    vocalcoachposted 5 years ago

    When I write poetry I'm able to express my inner most feelings. When my son died, it was through the vehicle of poetry that I found myself releasing feelings I didn't know I had.  Anger, pain, guilt, loneliness found there way out of the prison of bewilderment and torment.

    In a way, you could say that through poetry I learned to live with this unimaginable loss.  My grief is endless but at least through poetry I can release negative energy and begin to heal.

    This is only one reason I write poetry.  This medium is natural for me.  Words flow and vocabulary is born and I don't know where it comes from.  It's almost as if someone else were writing and not me.

    A fantastic question.  Thank you for asking why we write poetry.

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thank you for sharing! Poetry is definitely a great outlet to release your inner most feelings. I'm glad to hear that you were able to use poetry to release your negative energy to heal. Poetry, I've learned, is definitely a great way to cope.

  14. wildove5 profile image75
    wildove5posted 5 years ago

    Because Its what I do! lol  Why do you ask?

  15. ajwrites57 profile image86
    ajwrites57posted 5 years ago

    To quote e. e. cummings, when I write poetry, this is how I feel: "Well, write poetry, for God's sake, it's the only thing that matters."

    When I'm moved to write or inspried or taken over by soemthing, this is how I feel: "Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things." T.S.Eliot

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thank you for your feedback! Great quotes right there!

  16. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    For me, poetry is a complete story of any kind one wants to tell in a limited space.  A good poem can give the reader a complete story with texture and emotion in just a few stanzas. I find it very rewarding to sit and set out a complete scenario with few words.

    And as Diana Lee states, it is an emotional release. I can take feelings and lay them out on paper and it is a tremendously cathartic experience.

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree! thank you for your feedback!

  17. Mhatter99 profile image81
    Mhatter99posted 5 years ago

    Shh...(don't tell anyone) I can make FAR more money writing news. But poetry is all I now can handle.

  18. pelsicco profile image60
    pelsiccoposted 5 years ago

    like others have mentioned it is all about expressing what is inside of you.it is also a good way to use language creatively to stimulate the senses of the reader and explore your own feelings in a positive fashion.

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree 100%! Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it

  19. Nicole Danielle profile image63
    Nicole Danielleposted 5 years ago

    I write poetry mostly when I'm depressed and the most vulnerable. The words on the paper express everything I can't say out loud.. All the emotions that have built up spilled all over the paper makes me feel for at least a moment that a weight has been lifted from me. A very good way to cope with stress, anger, loss, and depression in my case.

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I completely agree with you. It's definitely a release for me too. Thanks for your feedback, Nicole Danielle.
      -Nick

  20. RobinBull profile image61
    RobinBullposted 5 years ago

    I write poetry when I just can't contain it, when I find a great book to commit to black out, and as a cathartic exercise as I heal from an abusive marriage.

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome thank you for your feedback. Poetry is definitely an outlet for me to express my overwhelmed emotions. When I can't contain the emotions I do what you do: I just let the emotions pour out through poetry writing.
      -Nick

  21. Globetrekkermel profile image75
    Globetrekkermelposted 5 years ago

    I write poetry because it is good for the soul. It is a  good  release of pent up emotions which has been building up but never expressed. Also, a good time to be alone with your thoughts and talk to yourself internally without the distractions of your outer world.

    1. nwolf93 profile image75
      nwolf93posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree! Thank you for your feedback. Writing is definitely a great way to release welled up emotions. That's honestly my favorite reason to write: to release all the emotions within me. Writing keeps me sane.
      -Nick

 
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